Mom Hack: Prime Day Toys You Can Hide 'Til December

The party theme of “Christmas in July” is traditionally just an excuse to whip out some red and green decor and carols during one of the hottest months of the year. But thanks to Prime Day, midsummer is beginning to look a lot like the holidays, if only for the deals and shopping. Amazon currently is running discounts on literally every area of the site, exclusive to Prime members. But if you don’t actually need anything for yourself, there’s one section you still might want to browse. A ton of toys and games are up to 50% off, and can be stashed until the holidays or a birthday, whichever comes first.

We’ve sifted through the deals for the best, from favorites like Hasbro, Melissa and Doug, and more. But some of these deals are good enough that supplies are going fast—and likely won’t restock before Prime day ends at the stroke of midnight P.T. on Tuesday. We’ll also update this story as more deals go live, but everything above reflects the price for all of Prime Day. You can also shop timed flash deals for the remainder of Prime Day as well.

Play-Doh 24-Pack

This jumbo pack of Play-Doh will have kids entertained for hours of rainy days, playdates, and more.

Hasbro Play-Doh Modeling 24-Pack, $12.43 at Amazon

L.O.L. Surprise! Pets (2 Pack)

Is it an owl, skunk, or kitty? Half the fun of these beloved toys is the surprise. 

L.O.L. Surprise! Pets 2-Pack, $10.99 at Amazon

Corner Play Kitchen

Little details, like a counter that’s supposed to look like granite, an ice maker that dispenses plastic ice cubes, and burners that  light up, make this even more realistic for small chefs. There’s even a wireless phone so they can take calls while doing dishes.

KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, $115.42 at Amazon


In case your kids think Words with Friends when they think of tiled word games, it’s time to introduce them to the original.

Hasbro Scrabble, $8.39 at Amazon

Sunny Patch Sprinkler

OK, this is one you probably don’t want to hide until December, but the hottest days of summer are well worth a treat in their own right. Splashing in the yard and watering the garden has never been so cute.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Blossom Bright Sprinkler, $9.88 at Amazon

Knot A Quilt

Once they’ve completed this comfy quilt, kids can apply the skills they’ve learned to create more knotted crafts. 

Alex DIY  Knot-A-Quilt, $13.92 at Amazon

Unicorn Paradise

Even kids can get involved in the current plant craze. 

My Fairy Garden Unicorn Paradise, $11.99 at Amazon

Guess Who?

Updated from the older version you may have played as a kid, there are far fewer white, male faces these days. (If only we could get congress to follow suit.) 

Hasbro Guess Who?, $7.98 at Amazon

Zoo Friends Hand Puppets

Tigers, giraffes, and elephants, oh my! These are sized for kids and adults so you can wear them for storytime, or your kids can take over for imagintiave play. 

Melissa & Doug Zoo Friends Hand Puppets, $10.92 at Amazon

Kid’s Furniture Set

If only we could grab an adult dining set this well-made and affordable!

Melissa & Dough Kids Furniture Set, $101.49 at Amazon

Exploding Kittens

This is one of the truly rare games that young kids and adults will actually enjoy playing. The rules take minutes to learn, but older players will enjoy deploying more strategy as they try to avoid exploding.

Exploding Kittens, $20.99 at Amazon


If you haven’t introduced your kids to the mutli-generational, no-screens-required phenomenon, now is the time.

Hasbro Jenga, $9.99 at Amazon

Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

An Amazon favorite for young walkers (it currently has over 3,600 5-star reviews), this also comes in blue and green color themes.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker, $24.99 at Amazon

Catan Junior

The classic game is reimagined and redesigned as a pirate adventure that kids as young as five can enoy.

Catan Junior, $14.61 at Amazon

Giant Stuffed Tiger

Large, lifelike, and cuddly, this is almost four feet long—and 50% off. 

Melissa & Doug Tiger Giant Stuffed Animal, $40 at Amazon

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